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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ KATHY SLEDGE - LEGENDARY LEAD VOICE OF SISTER SLEDGE
Kathy Sledge (Voice Of Sister Sledge) interviewed by Lenny Fontana for True House Stories® # 100
Kathy Sledge joins Lenny Fontana on our Special 100th Episode (The legendary lead vocalist of Sister Sledge), which is a triumphant celebration. Watch and listen how she shares what her work life was like in the beginning of her career and the balance of family life in “The First Female Band” to ever do it, and they became a huge success.
You will even hear how Kathy talks about the particulars going on in her family, with the control over the usage of the name Sister Sledge and how she was forced to stop singing the iconic songs for over 20 years.
You all will know her as the lead singer of those familiar tunes such as “We Are Family”, “Thinking Of You”, “Frankie” and “Lost In Music” Now you can listen to her share her story starting from a young child to today. When Kathy hears the word “No” she thinks of what’s next and repositions herself to succeed no matter what. Kathy Sledge is the youngest and a founding member of Sister Sledge, an American vocal group which is made up of her sisters that was formed in 1971.
After achieving success beginning in the late–1970s thru the mid–1980s with Sister Sledge, Kathy embarked on her solo career in 1989. Kathy Sledge has had several hits on the International Pop and Hot Dance Music Club Play Chart, including “Take Me Back To Love Again”, which hit #1 in 1992. Now get a history lesson on how “We Are Family” does not apply to family harmony.
Biography Kathy Sledge (Legendary Lead Voice Of Sister Sledge)
Kathy Sledge is a Renaissance woman — a singer, songwriter, author, producer, manager, and Grammy-nominated music icon whose boundless creativity and passion has garnered praise from critics and a legion of fans from all over the world. Her artistic triumphs encompass chart-topping hits, platinum albums, and successful forays into several genres of popular music. Through her multi-faceted music career and her legacy as the signature voice in Sister Sledge who originated worldwide anthems like “We Are Family,” which was added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry in 2017, and “He’s the Greatest Dancer,” Kathy’s inspired millions of listeners across every generation.
Iconic producer Nile Rodgers says it best: “Kathy has one of the most original and unique voices in pop music. Always has and always will!” While Kathy Sledge has tapped into the power of her voice, she consistently sets new standards of excellence. As a dynamic live performer, she’s also developing her passion for producing shows for the stage and screen.
Presently, she’s producing several live concerts and headlining festivals worldwide. She conceived both The Brighter Side of Day – A Billie Holiday Tribute and “Kathy Sledge presents: My Sisters & Me,” a Classic Concert series that features “Sisters In Song”, Deniece Williams, Karyn White, and CeCe Peniston. With an impressive stylistic versatility, Kathy remains a vibrant presence in nearly every genre of popular music.
As one of the most sought-after voices in dance and pop music Kathy collaborated with renowned London-based production team Horse Meat Disco on recent club hits “Jump Into the Light” (2020) and “Falling Deep in Love” (2019). Kathy received the “Outstanding Contribution Award” at the 2013 Ibiza DJ Awards. “Music is my passion,” she declares. “It’s what I love to do, throughout my music career, and now more than ever.”
Branching into film production, Kathy, with her daughter Kristen Gabrielle, launched “Family Room,” an interactive series developed as a mother-daughter talk show, designed for network television. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, they launched the series on IG live, directly from Kathy’s home, where D-Nice, Questlove, Sinbad, Donnie Wahlberg, Sheila E., Macy Gray, and many more surprise celebrity guests are among the thousands of viewers who tune in twice a week from across the globe. Also in development, Kathy is Executive Producing a film project based on her personal memoirs and the heart-felt story behind the iconic “We Are Family”.